Program Consultant II Vacancy Announcement

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is advertising for a full-time classified Program Consultant II.  The Notice of Vacancy can be viewed at .  The requisition number for this vacancy is 173949.  This vacancy will close on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
DUTIES:  This is technical and specialized work developing and/or updating existing materials for training purposes concerning the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, the 2000 National Fire Life Safety Code, International Building Code, International Fire Code, Centers for Medicare/Medicaid inspection process and Plans Review process.  Develops and present training programs to health care facilities and other targeted groups.  Manages all aspects of the Kansas Burn Injury Reporting System (KBIRS) and the Kansas Fire Incident Reporting System (KFIRS) which includes providing technical support and training to 650 plus fire departments.  Creates articles for publication; attends and/or sets up exhibits at conferences; works with facilities in identifying and understanding the inspection process and other available programs; extensive statewide travel.
For a copy of the full position description email Brenda Schuette at
Minimum Requirements:  One year experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs.  College courses in fire science may be substituted for the required experience at the rate of two semester hours for one month of experience.
In order to substitute Education for experience, a college transcript must be submitted at time of application.
Preferred Skills:  Applicants must have knowledge of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, the 2000 National Fire Life Safety Code, International Building Code and the International Fire Code; must have a mechanical aptitude background; exceptional skills in both oral and written communication and strong computer skills.
This position is located in the Topeka Office however, extensive travel throughout the State of Kansas is required in order to provide information and training to different audiences.
Licenses, Certifications & Registration:  Must have a current valid driver’s license.  Must become certified as a Fire Inspector 1 within 12 months of hire date.
Performance Standards:  To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the probation period.
HOW TO APPLY:  The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1:  If you do not have an applicant or employee ID number you must register by completing the online Personal Data Form at .  (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at
STEP 3:  Submit your online application to the Office of the State Fire Marshal (listed under F for Fire Marshal).
STEP 4:  Submit additional required documents to Brenda L. Schuette (see contact information below).
A valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents.
Failure to follow the instructions and submit all required documentation by the closing date of this vacancy announcement will make your application be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible for consideration for this position.
Required Documents:
·       Online State of Kansas Application form (send to Office of the State Fire Marshal)
·       Cover Letter
·       Resume
·       Transcripts
·       Training Certificates
·       Valid Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website at .  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days.
Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information: Name:   Brenda L. Schuette  Phone:  785-296-0654 FAX:    785-368-8155 Email:

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